Modi 2.0, led by PM Narendra Modi, introduced a new bill in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha to curb road accidents in India, which has now become a law from September 1 in many states of the country. We are talking about the new Motor Vehicles Act, where people have to fill 10 times more traffic challan if the traffic rules are broken. Recently, a truck driver’s challan of Rs 2.50 lakh has been deducted by Traffic Police. In such a situation, today we will talk about what are the challenges in India of the new traffic law brought by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari led by Narendra Modi?
Will the Road Accident be Controlled?
When Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari introduced the Motor Vehicles Amendment Bill in the Lok Sabha, he told that about 1.5 lakh people die every year in a Road Accident (road accident) in India. At the same time, about 5 lakh people are injured in Road Accident. According to a report, every year around 13.5 lakh people worldwide die in road accidents and India is the most victim of this. In India, on an average, about 400 people die every day in a road accident. This strict law has been brought to reduce these accidents.
How will the new Motor Vehicles Act be implemented in these states?
The new Motor Vehicles Act has come into force in India from 1 September. However, it has not been implemented in many states like Punjab, West Bengal and Rajasthan. The governments of these states say that the amount of traffic challan is too much in the new law, which will put a lot of burden on the common people. One of the biggest challenges for the central government is to persuade the governments of these states.
BJP ruled states challenge
The Maharashtra government has refused to implement the new Motor Vehicle Act. In a letter written by the state government to Nitin Gadkari, it has been said that outrage may arise from the new law. According to the reports, the state government wants to cut the traffic challan. In such a situation, the new law will not be implemented until an answer comes from the central government. At the same time, the Government of Gujarat has reduced many penalties of traffic rules from 25% to 90%. CM Vijay Rupani has been asked to take this decision on humanitarian grounds. In such a situation, the opposition is besieging the central government on this matter. Now it is to be seen how the Modi government is able to properly run the new traffic law in the BJP ruled states.
The biggest challenge of the central government and state governments is that new traffic rules are not misused. Actually this law has been brought for the protection of the people and not to disturb the common man. In such a situation, it is important to take care not to disturb people from the traffic police.
The common man says that the prices of traffic challan have been increased, but what about the condition of India’s roads? In such a situation, the central government will have to improve the infrastructure faster than before, so that the common man can get better support.